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Data mining finds more than expected beneath Andean Plateau

Seismologists investigating how Earth forms new continental crust have compiled more than 20 years of seismic data from a wide swath of South America's...

Strength of tectonic plates may explain shape of the Tibetan Plateau

Geoscientists have long puzzled over the mechanism that created the Tibetan Plateau, but a new study finds that the landform's history may be controlled...

Rapid uplift of Southern Tibet

Using seismic data and supercomputers, Rice University geophysicists have conducted a massive seismic CT scan of the upper mantle beneath the Tibetan Plateau and...

Research sheds new light on high-altitude settlement in Tibet

Humans likely established permanent settlements on the high-altitude Tibetan Plateau between 13,000-7,400 years ago, according to new research published this week in the journal...

Satellites peer into rock 50 miles beneath Tibetan Plateau

Gravity data captured by satellite has allowed researchers to take a closer look at the geology deep beneath the Tibetan Plateau. The analysis, published in...

Science Investigates Lithosphere of the Central Iranian Plateau

In the July issue of GSA Today, Franz Neubauer of the University of Salzburg and Fariba Kargaranbafghi of the University of Yazd describe thinning...

Snail shells show high-rise plateau is much lower than it used...

The Tibetan Plateau in south-central Asia, because of its size, elevation and impact on climate, is one of the world's greatest geological oddities. At about...

Snails Tell of the Rise and Fall of the Tibetan Plateau

Boulder, Colo., USA - The rise of the Tibetan plateau — the largest topographic anomaly above sea level on Earth — is important for...

Tibetan Plateau was larger than previously thought, geologists say

Earth scientists in Syracuse University's College of Arts and Sciences have determined that the Tibetan Plateau -- the world's largest, highest, and flattest plateau...

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